“Sharply aware of the gradual demise of the British Car industry over the years, it was a particular pleasure to introduce Tony Stelliga, Chairman of Marcos, who has not only rescued a famous British marque, but re-established it in the Midlands, the traditional base of UK automotive design and manufacturing. Marcos has in the past, and continues, to embody the spirit of innovation and creativity which Coventry University seeks to instil in its Automotive Design students, and Tony’s lecture provided a fascinating insight into the real-world challenges that will face them as graduates.”
David Browne,Head of Transport Design
Surrounded by the history of centuries of design, the University boasts top design alumni all over the world – including Marcos Engineering. Situated on the same block as the legendary Cathedral ruins, leveled by fire bombs in WWII, the setting exudes history and the timeliness of British Car Design. From the Bristol
s of the pre war to the Jaguars of post war, to stunning sports car design graduates that worked on the TSO, “Cov Uni” puts out the top designers year after year.
Marcos Engineering recently had the privileged and rare invitation to address over 150 students on MD Tony Stelliga’s theme “Bringing Back the Classic British Sports Car”. Topics covered included the definition of the product, the historical importance of Marcos and the embodiment of the soul and purpose of a sports car in the work designers need to consider.
“Specifications and Drawings are Important, but Energy, sound and purposeful definition of what the car is are critical to the success of a British Sports Car in the world wide automotive markets” said Tony Stelliga in his keynote address.